Monthly Archives: May 2017

We All Get Lonely Sometimes


We all get lonely sometimes. Whether you’re brokenhearted, on your own, a single parent, or trying to make a dollar out of 15 cents, we’re experiencing the same quiet nights together. Sure it may be dark but when we look out at the black sky, those stars keep twinkling at us and that moon keeps giving us light as if they are all telling us, “Everything will be alright.”

#creativewriting #writing #quote #quotes #lonely #loneliness #brokenheart #single #singleparent #singlemom #hardship #jonrikikaramatsu #jonriki

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Homemade Portuguese Sausage


I got Portuguese sausage made by my friend Mike Noguchi, steak from my mom and dad, and brown rice with green tea. 

#portuguesesausage #portuguesesausages #sausage #sausages #homemade #oahu #hawaii #chef #michaelnoguchi #steak #brownrice #greentea #tea #dinner  

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Refining Crude Oil


My kind of diagram! The distillation process of refining crude oil. 😉

#crudeoil #refinery #refineries #distillation #fuel #fuels #commodities #commoditiesmarket 

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Tenacity


If I had to choose one word that best describes how I live, it would be “tenacity.” When I know what I want to do, I lock onto my vision of achieving my goal and work at it every day. I aim for the highest level of what I’m dreaming of so even if I fall short, I would still be at a really good place in my journey of life. Tenacity is what drives me through my failures. My Pearl City High School soccer coach Ron Mata would tell us, “Play with tenacity! Like a bulldog that bites and doesn’t let go.”

#tenacity #determination #relentless #pursuit #goals #dreams #vision #practice #habits #routine #failure #success #pearlcityhighschool #bulldog #playwithtenacity

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Kaizen


Kaizen is the Japanese word for “continuous improvement” and to change for the better. We work hard at a big goal little by little until we reach it, or attain a level much higher from the time we began the journey. No large goal can be accomplished overnight but rather over time through consistent efforts.

#kaizen #improvement #continuousimprovement #change #betterment #habits #routine #consistent #consistency #determination #tenacity

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Listen to your heart . . .


#love #relationships #life #career #goals #listentoyourheart #peace #joy #happiness

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Inner Peace = World Peace


Do whatever it takes to have that inner peace: sleep, meditation, self-reflection, exercise, nutritious food, vitamins, nature, ocean therapy, sunlight, aroma therapy, mindfulness, gratitude, forgiveness, goal planning, learning, reading, writing, art, music, movies, massage, hugs, time with loved ones, helping others, and anything that makes you feel good! If all of us are at peace, the world will be at peace! 

#peace #innerpeace #worldpeace #love #compassion #empathy #sleep #meditation #selfreflection #exercise #food #vitamins #nature #oceantherapy #sunlight #aromatherapy #mindfulness #gratitude #forgivenes #goals #reading #writing #art #music #movies #massage #hugs #lovedones #helping

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